COVID-19 Guidelines

Last Updated: September 7, 2021

FMC Ice Sports COVID-19 Guidelines

Please refer to your organization's specific guidelines.

RINKS WITH MANDATES IN EFFECT
All locations listed below (except Springfield) require the use of face coverings ON and OFF the ice

William L. Chase Arena, Natick

Porrazzo Arena, East Boston 

Jim Roche Community Arena, West Roxbury

Simoni Arena, Cambridge

Wallace Civic Center at Fitchburg State University 

Smead Arena, Springfield 

Buffone Arena, Worcester 

Collins/Moylan Arena, Greenfield

ALL OTHER FMC FACILITIES

For individuals who are fully vaccinated, the CDC guidance says you may resume all of the activities that you engaged in prior to the pandemic without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, except where otherwise required by federal, state, or local laws, rules or regulations. An individual is fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine. However, if a fully vaccinated individual becomes symptomatic, they should be tested and wear a mask until receiving test results.

For individuals who are not fully vaccinated, it is important that you continue to wear a face covering or mask to help prevent you from spreading COVID-19 to other people. People who show no symptoms of illness may still be able to spread COVID-19.

For individuals who are not fully vaccinated, the CDC advises the following:
• Wear a face covering or mask that covers your nose and mouth.
• Stay 6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you.
• Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water aren’t available
• Get tested if you have been exposed to or have symptoms associated with COVID-19.

When you wear a face covering or cloth mask, it should:
• Fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face,
• Be secured with ties or ear loops,
• Include multiple layers of fabric,
• Allow for breathing without restriction, and
• Be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.